Job Title: Campaign Organizer
Location: Chicago, IL
Centro de Trabajadores Unidos: Immigrant Workers’ Project (CTU-IWP), a grassroots worker center on the southeast side of Chicago and south suburbs, was founded in 2008 after a group of immigrant workers organized against unfair labor practices of a potato chip company in the community. CTU-IWP educates immigrant workers on their employment and citizenship rights, builds campaigns to combat wage theft and other unfair labor practices, builds alliances with good employers that uphold fair labor standards, and works at the local and regional level to advocate for changes in policy to ensure all workers receive equitable pay and are treated fairly in the workplace.
The Campaign Organizer is responsible for identifying, recruiting, and developing new leaders, organizing workers to take workplace actions to combat wage theft and other unfair labor practices, implementing strategic workplace campaigns, leading outreach efforts to community leaders, partners, and allies to raise workplace standards on southeast side of Chicago.
Reports to: Associate Director
- Build a strong base of immigrant and non-immigrant worker leaders by leading extensive outreach efforts such as workplace outreach, site canvassing, door-knocking to identify, recruit, and development new members;
- Develop and implement strategic campaigns to address unjust labor practices and raise workplace standards;
- Coordinate and facilitate bilingual biweekly membership orientations and training series to educate community residents and members about their labor, immigration, and other related rights;
- Work closely with Legal Clinic Coordinator to identify cases of unjust labor practices and engage in follow-up conversations with workers;
- Work with government agencies to establish best practices, policy changes, enforcement, and outreach processes to raise workplace standards;
- Educate and mobilize CTU membership base on labor-related coalition campaigns such as Raise the Floor’s Wage Lien Bill;
- Develop and strengthen relationships with key allies, community organizations, religious institutions, and community leaders;
- Work closely with Organizing Team to increase membership engagement and provide support on non-labor campaigns as needed;
- Maintain and update membership, outreach, and campaign databases;
- Assist in coordinating organizational, grassroots fundraising, and media events;
- Assist in the development of CTU through leadership development, strategic planning, and training;
- Write weekly and monthly work plans and reports;
- Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications and Skills:
- Demonstrated commitment to racial, social, and economic justice;
- At least one year of workplace/labor organizing experience required;
- Demonstrated ability to identify, recruit, and develop a base of worker leaders;
- Demonstrated ability to effectively implement a workplace/labor campaign;
- Demonstrated understanding of community/labor/immigrant organizing;
- Excellent listening, interpersonal, and problem solving skills;
- Computer proficiency and strong written and verbal communication skills;
- Fluent in English and Spanish and/or any other language;
- Ability to travel on regular basis as needed;
- Ability to work long and irregular hours and weekends as required;
- Must have access to a personal vehicle on a daily basis to drive to meetings.
- Salary is commensurate with experience.
- Until Filled.
- Must begin immediately.
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, résumé, and three references to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Campaign Organizer Application.”
CENTRO DE TRABAJADORES UNIDOS-IMMIGRANT WORKERS’ PROJECT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. IMMIGRANTS, WOMEN, PEOPLE OF COLOR, PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES, AND PERSONS WITH DIVERSE GENDER AND SEXUAL IDENTITIES ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.